Hai Cheung to build Evoqua SeaCURE system under licence

Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS) continues to build momentum in the marine market with the company today (Wednesday) expanding its global partnership network by joining forces with Hai Cheung, a leading marine equipment supplier to the Chinese market. Hai Cheung will initially support Chinese shipyards with the supply and service of […]

Increase in frequency of fires onboard car/ro-ro passenger vessels

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has today (Wednesday) published a position paper voicing its concerns with fires on ro-ro passenger vehicles. Marine underwriters have witnessed an increase in the frequency of fires in the car/ro-ro passenger vessel segment and IUMI have put forward recommendations to mitigate the risks. The deadly fires aboard the […]

New DNV GL standard ensures reliable DP capability assessments

DNV GL presented its new standard for assessing the station keeping capability of DP (dynamic positioning) vessels at the European Dynamic Positioning Conference in London yesterday (Tuesday). The ability to assess and compare the position-keeping capability of a ship equipped with dynamic positioning technology is vital during the planning and design phases, and provides valuable […]

Nautisk appoints new project manager and looks ahead to Norshipping

Global maritime navigation supplier Nautisk has strengthened its team of maritime industry specialists with the appointment of John Dawson (pictured) as Project Manager. Mr Dawson’s appointment comes at the start of a busy year for the company, as it gets set to launch a revolutionary new voyage planning suite at Norshipping later this year. Based […]

Nautilus welcomes review of Scottish ferry tendering

Maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International has welcomed a decision by the Scottish government to review the need to put lifeline ferry services out to tender in the future. Announcing the move, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said he wanted to examine the legal, policy and financial implications affecting the procurement of key Scottish ferry services to […]

IMarEST and MARINA sign MOU to support Filipino seafarers

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the world’s largest global marine and maritime professional body, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Transportation. The MOU is put in place to further support the recognition of seafarers […]

Intelsat and Quantis sign agreement that will improve broadband services in Europe and Africa via Intelsat EpicNG

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, has announced that Quantis Global, one of the leading broadband service providers in Europe and Northern Africa, signed an agreement to enhance and expand the Quantis network using services provided by Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS) and IntelsatOne Flex services, bringing […]

Drewry launches credit research services for the maritime sector

Drewry Financial Research Services, the investment research arm of global shipping consultancy Drewry, has announced the launch of a new credit research service on the global maritime sector. Through this extension to its established maritime equity research offering Drewry is now able to provide a full investment research service which includes in-depth analysis of the […]

New head of Total Lubmarine shares vision

Robert Joore, the new General Manager of leading marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine has laid out his vision for the company, focusing on developing a range of innovative solutions for ship operators operating in poor freight markets in a low-sulphur era. Speaking at the company’s headquarters in Paris, Robert Joore said: “Total Lubmarine believes that […]

USCG type approval triggers major Alfa Laval PureBallast retrofit order

As a direct consequence of its type approval by the US Coast Guard (USCG), Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 has been selected for ballast water treatment on vessels owned by STAMCO Ship Management. The agreement is expected to generate orders worth around €2.2 million to be booked during Q1 2017. Under the agreement, PureBallast 3.1 systems […]

Optimarin secures further Fincantieri business as order pipeline grows after USCG approval

Optimarin has signed a new agreement with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin for the delivery of two 500 m³/h capacity Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS). The contract, identical to one secured last year, comes at a busy time for the Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, which has seen order enquiries go “through […]

Thuraya Opens Offices in the United States of America

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has opened an office in the US. Located centrally between Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner, Virginia, the new office offers close proximity to investors, key government and commercial customers and partners. Thuraya, the mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and has offices in Singapore. Its newest […]